Adam Carolla Makes Total Sense on Drag Queen Story Hours #hollywood


It’s official. Adam Carolla is a Republican.

The comedian confirmed his GOP embrace on the January 6 edition of “The Adam Carolla Show,” but the shift didn’t happen overnight. Nor did he declare a party over a particular issue or candidate. The “Road Hard” star follows a common-sense blueprint, and he says one party abandoned that in recent years.

Take Drag Queen Story Hour, embraced on the Left and reviled by many on the Right.

The practice drew major on and off-line battles in 2022, and that likely won’t change in the new year. The hours in question allow drag performers to read before young children. Proponents say the practice promotes tolerance, while critics point to drag as sexual by nature and, therefore, inappropriate for young audiences.

The key figure in this transition was a “genderqueer” college professor and drag queen named Harris Kornstein—stage name Lil Miss Hot Mess—who hosted some of the original readings in public … Kornstein also co-wrote the manifesto for the movement, “Drag Pedagogy: The Playful Practice of Queer Imagination in Early Childhood,” with Harper Keenan. They propose “drag pedagogy,” as a new teaching method designed to stimulate the “queer imagination,” teaching kids “how to live queerly.”

Carolla brought up the subject on his signature podcast during a chat with comedian/actor Elon Gold. The two explored the progressive march for LGBTQ rights, which started as a reasonable request for equality but eventually morphed into something … different.

“We’re gonna take 50-year-old former long-haul truckers and put them in a f***ing thong back and have them mince about in front of your five-year-old,” Carolla said.

“Now, hold on … I’m with you on all of this stuff [about equality], but now it seems like … ‘oh, what’s the problem?’” Carolla said, shifting his voice to mimic those who defend every action within the LGBTQ community.

“It’s involving children,” added Gold, who described earlier in the conversation why his moderate views caused him to disassociate with the modern Democratic Party.

“I’ve lost crazy Left friends for being a moderate,” Gold said.


Carolla wondered aloud why Drag Queen Story Hours even exist.

“Is this you wanting to perform in front of kids, or is this your progressive movement that never stops until somebody says, ‘what the f***,’ and then you go, ‘we got a hater here!’ That’s the psychology behind it.”

“Here’s the whole thing about Drag Queen Story Hour. Any self-respecting drag queen should be like, ‘I’m not gonna shake my caboose for a five-year-old. What kind of chicken s*** is this?’” Carolla said. “If they did Stand-Up Story Hour I’d go, ‘what’s going on … why the f*** would I perform for seven-year-olds?’”

The theory that young children need to learn about sexuality in the classroom is wrong whether chat involves gay or straight couples, Gold argued.

“Don’t teach five-year-olds anything but A,B C and how to count,” Gold said.


The comedians asked why Drag Queen Story Hours are on the table today after years of drag stars restricting their work to adult venues.

“What is their game?” Carolla asked of the modern Left before answering his question. “They wanna f***ing agitate.”

“If this was just gay marriage … good. Get married, be gay. Go over there. who gives a f***?” Carolla said before shifting to the mind of activists cheering on the Story Hours. “‘Nah, I wanna get your kids involved.’”

Carolla pulled back to examine what the current conversations might look like in the recent past.

“Can you imagine just a few short years ago trying to explain Drag Queen Story Hour? What the f*** are you talking about? No!” Carolla said, recalling an L.A.-based drag club, the Queen Mary, where consenting adults would gather, at night, to drink and watch the shows.

“We did not need to bring it to the public library,” Carolla said.

“…or the kindergarten,” Gold added.

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